Safe Over the Counter Medications for Pregnancy

Because little is known about the effects of most medications taken during pregnancy, it is highly recommended to speak to your doctor before starting a new medication. The following medications are considered low risk for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness.

For heartburn, gas or upset stomach:

  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Tums
  • Rolaids
  • Gas-X
  • Mylicon

For cold or cough

  • Mucinex
  • Robitussin
  • Robitussin DM
  • Hytuss
  • Vicks 44
  • Cough Drops
  • Vicks VapoRub

For pain, headache or fever

  • Acetaminophen

For allergy relief

  • Chlor-Trimeton
  • Alavert
  • Claritin
  • Triaminic Allerchews
  • Benadryl

For constipation or diarrhea

  • Konsyl-D
  • Metamucil
  • Perdiem
  • Fiber-lax
  • Unifiber
  • Dulcolax
  • Preparation H
  • Imodium
  • Maalox
  • Pepto Diarrhea Control

Yeast Infections

  • Clotrimazole
  • Lotrimin AF
  • Miconazole
  • Monistat 3
  • Desenez
  • Femstat 3
  • Monistat 1
  • Lamisil AT